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IBM signs 10-year partnership agreement with Bangalore International Airport

IBM and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which operates Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport), today announced a 10-year partnership, under which IBM and Kindreel will create a new “Airport in a Box”. To provide IT solutions. The platform that will support to transform the end-to-end travel experience for passengers at BLR Airport. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

As one of the world’s fastest-growing airports, BLR Airport requires an agile, scalable and cost-competitive technology and operations environment that combines its agility and operational flexibility to handle future growth in passenger traffic. can promote.

Once the platform is fully operational, IBM and BIAL plan to explore opportunities to advance the “Airport in a Box” platform as a cornerstone of innovation and transformation for the global travel and transportation industry .

“We are excited to partner with IBM to make BLR a Smart Airport – a digital, seamlessly connected, intuitive airport,” said Hari Marar, MD and CEO, BIAL. “We aim to offer more digitally advanced. Innovative services and products at BIAL to ensure travelers and partners benefit from forward-looking technologies in a seamless operating environment.”

To achieve this goal, BIAL has selected IBM Global Business Services, IBM Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and the new, independent company Kindriel, which will be formed after the separation of IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services business, to create the next generation of architectures. to be strengthened and implemented. dynamic distribution model.

The platform IBM is developing to support BIAL’s business growth will be enabled by a comprehensive set of IBM technology and services, enabled by an open hybrid cloud approach from IBM and supported by Red Hat Ansible Automation. The platform will also generate AI-powered insights from IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Technology to optimize inventory management and total cost of ownership.

IBM and BIAL will work to ensure that the platform supports BIAL’s commitment to sustainability and the community at large. BIAL recently achieved its target of net energy neutral status in the financial year 2020-21 by consuming energy from renewable sources.

Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, IBM Services and IBM Global, said, “This long-term project leverages our proven ability to deliver a combination of advanced technologies and services that enables the world’s leading travel and transportation companies to innovate their businesses. and enables it to change.” business Services.

“We are proud to partner with BIAL in the digital transformation journey. BIAL has been a pioneer in adopting state-of-the-art technology to deliver enhanced value to its passenger and cargo partners,” said Sandeep Patel, Managing Director, IBM India. As a strategic partner with IBM and Kindrill, BIAL will be able to leverage the strong integration of best-in-class cloud and AI enabled solutions with deep industry and technology expertise.”

IBM works with over 150 airports globally.

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